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Wininet.dll File Is Missing And Task Manager Is Disabled


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#1 Brunaldo

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 01:42 AM

hi

Here's the problem: I start my computer, it boots like normally. I get to the welcome screen and I login to my user account, it continues to load properly. My wallpaper loads, then i get a message "Unable to start application, WINNINET.DLL is missing", so i try task manager like some posts suggested, then i get "task manager has been disabled by system administrator." I tried rebooting in safe mode as well with no result.

I have windows xp home edition. I do not have the OS installation disk.

All this happened after I ran Ewido Anti-Malware and deleted the infected files.

Please help

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:06 AM

Open Ewido and see if there is an "undo" or a "restore" function to undo whatever you deleted with Ewido.

If there isn't, use Windows System Restore to restore your system state to a date before you used Ewido.

Tutorial for Windows System Restore BC
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-xp-system-restore-guide/

Edited by Enthusiast, 27 April 2006 - 09:06 AM.


#3 Brunaldo

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 12:54 PM

I can't, all my windows functions don't load, all i get is an empty screen with just my wallpaper.

Bruno

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 01:53 PM

If all you get to is the windows screen with no nothing I would suggest tryint the following article from Fred Langa. I would suggest printing out the article so you can follow it easier.

Langa Letter: XP's Little-Known 'Rebuild' Command
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showA...cleID=185301251

I hope this will work it will save you a complete re-install but if you have to do that here is a couple articles to follow one of these should help.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Step-By-Step: Reinstall Windows =
http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid...6,tk,urx,00.asp

#5 Brunaldo

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:19 PM

These ways would work if I had the Windows XP Home Edition installation CD but I don't, I'm trying to get one...but if I can't what would you suggest?

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:36 PM

Can you boot into safe mode? You could try a system restore to restore your settings back to the way they were before. More info on this can be found HERE.

Or safe mode with a command prompt? If so:

Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt. Then follow the instructions found HERE.
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 03:32 PM

I was able to get into safe mode command prompt, but when i tried system restore command line, i received a message "system restore has been disabled, it cannot be enabled through safe mode. Please boot into normal mode, and enable system restore."

Safe Mode command prompt is the only mode that I'm able to login into.
Suggestions....

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:13 PM

If it has been disabled there are no restore points - disabling, shutting off System Restore deletes all restore points.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:39 PM

ok, what should i do then?

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:58 PM

Have you tried to login with another account?
(try administrator without putting a password in unless you changed the built in admin account to require one)

What brand of computer is this?

Edited by Enthusiast, 27 April 2006 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:59 PM

SKIP THIS POST

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 27 April 2006 - 05:04 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:01 PM

Try this fix (thanks to Cretemonster):

select Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Once the Command Screen appears,carefully type in these commands

cd\ and hit enter

copy C:\WINNT\$NtServicePackUninstall$\wininet.dll c:\winnt\system32 and hit enter

Please note: There is a space before each instance of 'c:'

This should place a good copy of the wininet.dll into the system32 folder

After that,try restarting in normal mode.

EDIT: Sorry for the double post, but the site is acting wierd. I think I posted at the exact same time someone else did in this thread.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 27 April 2006 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:03 PM

Quote:

These ways would work if I had the Windows XP Home Edition installation CD but I don't, I'm trying to get one...but if I can't what would you suggest?

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I would suggest that you get a copy of one from a friend - not the key code. I would suggest contacting the OEM company that made the computer about either getting a restore disk or have their tech support walk you through making a recovery disk if the computer has the extra drive to do this with. Actually we have no way of knowing this because there is no information about your computer other than you use Windows XP home.

Actually all of the help that is given here is just us trying to blindly help you and this is all we can do. My suggestion is to contact the manufacturer even if it means that you have to pay for it. This may be the only way to fix your system other than taking it to a repair shop.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:20 PM

I tried about 20 times in 100 different ways, I always get "The system cannot find the path specified."

HELP HELP HELP

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:21 PM

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